• ETS Drift Ute – Back in time

    Just a quick throw back to the last time the Hilux build had all of its clothes on. This time next week it will be full bodied once again. I have been thinking about a lot of neat finishing touches to do before it goes to the powdercoater so I am going to hold off […]

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  • ETS Hilux Build – Panel Tech

    So the debut of the finished Hilux is only months away, it probably seems like a long time but in reality it isnt, I want to run through with you whats needed to finish it off. A vital contribution came in the form of Industrial Patterns and Tooling, a local fiberglass shop who specialize in […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Shakedown

    Here in southern Australia the days are getting shorter, colder and winter is less than a week away. Planning to test drive a car that is almost 100% bare metal isnt the easiest thing to do. First things first I needed was a track, secondly I needed it with very short notice. Answering my prayers […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Time to go!

    I feel like I have been slacking on this build lately, that isnt the case because I have been flat out aorginising all those other things that go along with the build. Last night I got back into the progress though, I hooked up the Nitrogen bottle and lifted the chassis in the air, I […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Inlet take 3

    Well I was not happy with the old inlet, so I made another, take a look. This was the old one, it was good but made working down near the alternator a real pain in the ass. Using 0.8mm sheetmetal I fabbed up this new intake, it has a nice tab off the side and […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Front on

    You may think that because the Hilux is running the build would be coming to an end….. Not so! There are so many little jobs to still complete, one of them was mounting the front bumper. This is the 4th generation bumper mount, like most things I have learnt what to do after completing what […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – ITS RUNNING

    Put simply last night was amazing, I am so happy to announce that its running. Andre finished the loom and the results were incredible, a Mill Spec loom isnt just called that because of the connector, it is an entirely different process to any normal loom, I didn’t understand until i witnessed the amount of […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Quick update

    What a massive couple of days, last week was a bit of a headache, making sure i had everything ready to go for a long night of refitting friday night. Ill try and give you a quick run down on how it went. With the engine assembled and the turbo side finished (notice the welded […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Ten days and counting

    If anyones ever built something like this before then you would understand the amount of time spent removing and refitting everything during the final stages of a build. With only 10 days before Simon and Andre arrive from their short flight from NZ i have the task of making sure everything is ready to go, […]

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